The Nature of the Real Man

Christian Science demonstration rests on an understanding of real being and the reflection of this understanding in human experience. It is not a system superimposed on man's nature, but it is the explication of that nature itself. It reveals that this nature is Spirit, or God, and that man as the creation of Spirit is harmonious and good; that all discord and sin are superimposed, or educated, beliefs of mortals; that the coming of Christ, Truth, restores one's life to its original perfection and harmony as the expression of God, divine Life. This was the import of Christ Jesus' career. Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Our system of Mind-healing rests on the apprehension of the nature and essence of all being,—on the divine Mind and Love's essential qualities."Science and Health, p. 460;

All the trouble that mankind experiences centers around the mistaken belief that man is material and mortal and that he has an animal nature manifest in such elements as hatred, fear, malice, lust, selfishness, distrust. An understanding of Christian Science brings the direct antidote to these errors and hence brings healing to all areas of human experience. It unfolds the nature of divine Love and Love's essential qualities and shows that this is the basic nature of man, the image and likeness of God. It teaches that because God is omnipotent and the only cause, evil is unreal. Jesus proved these facts. He demonstrated that evil is unreal, that sin and disease, discord and suffering, were unnatural and certainly not according to God's will.

True Independence
February 15, 1969

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